Available Welshies

IMPORTANT: Not all Welsh terrier up for adoption have been posted yet. We first address any medical issues and evaluate temperament prior to listing. You are automatically added to the database when you fill out an adoption application, found under the rescue tab on this site. All applicants are fully vetted.

If you have any questions about the dogs posted or pending posts, contact Lyn Hollis at 731-584-6530. It is also a good idea to contact your local rep direct, via their contact information, to introduce yourself.

Please make sure you fill out an adoption form, there is a link under the rescue tab. Once accepted a rep will contact you and ask to do a home visit in preparation for bringing one of these feisty, smart dogs into your home.

Hi, my name is Teddy and I am in San Antonio, TX.   I am 9 months old, neutered and weigh 24 lbs., and as you can see I am darn cute!   I am crate trained, potty trained, and sit-in-my-human’s-lap trained.  I love to play and run, and I would love to play brain games too!   I will actually let you know when I have to go out to potty…hey, I hear I could learn to use a bell if you’ll get me one!!!   I’m actually pretty calm and love to be loved.   So what’s the problem?  I’m not real fond of sharing my bones, toys, food or human laps with other dogs.   I really didn’t mean to upset my WT sister, but she has had enough of me intimidating her.   I really want and need a home with no dogs, cats or kids.   I learn fast if you are patient.   And like most terriers, I need to understand the relevance of why you are asking me to do something, otherwise, I’ll just do what I want…some people call that stubborn.   We terriers call it an efficient way to complete our own agendas. He’s cage trained as well as potty trained. He is incredibly smart but of course stubborn but is easy to teach. He needs lots of exercise and attention but overall he is a very calm dog. He rarely barks and is good about letting you know he needs to go outside for whatever reason. Overall Teddy is a sweet puppy that loves to love.
small jpegAnyone interested should send an application to either Kathi O’Malley (terriersrus101@msn.com) or Amy Word-Michalowski (amyword1@yahoo.com and phone 512-799-3905) and would be expected to be able to drive to meet Teddy in either Dallas or Austin.  We will respond to applications only, so please get one in if you would like to be considered


This baby will rock your home . . . literally LOL

Margo is a 10-month-old Welshie girl being fostered in Ohio. She was given up for making the life of the Westie in the home, miserable. In her foster home, she plays hard with another headstrong Welsh bitch and except when getting crabby when overtired, does fine. Margo is doing pretty well with housebreaking except when she just forgets to take time from playing to take care of business. Margo needs a terrier savvy home not deterred by a busy and stubborn Welshie. If interested, have an application on file and contact Lyn Hollis at Hollishaven@aol.com or call 731-584-6530

Sailor needs a new first mate


OKAY welshie friends, I am looking for an experience welshie person, who can take on a cuddler with issues. MUST BE AN ONLY dog….but he will be a great dog.
Sailor is living in a kennel, he needs to be living on a lap…step up…PLEASE. NOW
Sailor is a six-year-old neutered male. He suffered a broken leg as a puppy at the hands of some big dogs so now he does not trust or like other dogs. He likes to play and can be cuddly. He comes well to his name, especially if treats are involved. A recent vet visit and x-ray show no problems with his old break but some arthritis which can make him cranky at times. Sailor has excellent house manners. No cats or other dogs but older children should be fine. Sailor is in Massachusetts. If interested, have an application on file and contact Lyn Hollis at Hollishaven@aol.com or call 731-584-6530.


Sugar and Spice and everything Terrier: Meet Nia


Nia is a 17-month old female Welsh Terrier (born April 2017) located in the Delaware/Philadelphia area. She is chipped and up to date on her shots but tested Lyme positive and is receiving a month-long doxycycline treatment (will finish October 6). She was heartworm negative when tested and is now on Sentinel preventative. Nia will be spayed in early October after her Lyme treatment. She was well-behaved when visiting the vet, having blood drawn and being examined.

Nia had been with the same family since June 2017 but was surrendered because the owner recently had heart surgery and was unable to give her the attention that she deserves.

A friendly girl who loves to take walks and play, she will immediately sit next to you and look to be petted and cuddled. She would benefit from continued socialization with other dogs and basic obedience training. She would probably do well as an only dog as she loves to play but doesn’t seem to run out of energy which can irritate playmates. Nia has not been exposed to children in the past, so she would be better in a house without children. While Nia gets along with other dogs, rumor has it she’s not fond of cats.

Nia’s family reported her bad habits as snarling and nipping. For example, Nia does not do well with transitioning. When she returns from her walk (on leash) and is put into the area where her food and crate is, she will growl and show her teeth. If she can walk into the area on her own with the promise of a treat, she will sit, wait for her treat and will be fine. She responds well to positive reinforcement. She is somewhat hesitant around men (visitors, neighbors) but will warm up after contact. Her previous family reported that she snarled when she was put into her crate without a treat and sometimes when she was chained outside – but it was indicated that both were used as punishment.

Nia doesn’t like the broom or vacuum, but then who does? Running water in the bath is also a trigger. She will require patience while grooming because she does not like the bath or blow dryer and reacts negatively. When walking her, she will attempt to chase cars on leash and is probably not to be trusted off leash without a fenced-in area.

Overall, Nia is a sweet girl who needs time, love and attention. She weighs in at 16 pounds, so she is petite, has a wiry coat and crooked tail. Nia is a lovely girl waiting for someone to love her!!!

Contact Lyn Hollis Hollishaven@aol.com 731-584-6530 and have an application on file. http://www.smurd.umn.edu/wtcares/adoptionapp.cfm

Phoebe knows how to be a feisty Welsh…LOL>>>be prepared!


We have a new owner surrender here in Oklahoma. Her name is Phoebe and she is about five years old. She has developed aggression towards the other dog in the house, so the owners have decided to rehome her, even though they’ve had her since she was a puppy.

Phoebe kinda goes with the flow. For a long time, she was sleeping in her crate in our bedroom until she and I were at a motel with no crate and I let her sleep with me and that was about the end of the crate. Lol. She loves the hose and to be squirted but will destroy a sprinkler. She likes toys that squeak but if they are not well built they will only last a few minutes. She eats science diet but only when she is ready. She has been behind on her heartworm prevention and needs to get back on and then tested in 6mo. Likes to sleep but is always up for playing if a person starts it (and they should).very typical Welsh. Do not trust off leash and if she escapes don’t try to catch her.

She will definitely need to be an only dog. She also has her own mind, so would be best with an experienced terrier owner. I absolutely don’t think she is a dog for a first-time owner.

Interested applicants should make sure they have an app on file BEFORE contacting me. I can be reached at blkntan@mac.com and 918-810-6353.


Phin Rocks- Someone is going to get very lucky with this fine fellow!

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One Fine Fellow. Phin is 8-year-old male Welshie who is up to date and neutered. He has been with his family his entire life but it has become necessary to find him a new home. They recently lost their home and their rental home doesn’t have a fenced yard. The family has 4 children, two of whom have special needs. For his safety, it is necessary to rehome him.

Phin also is a bit of a special needs dog. He tends to be a bit cranky. He likes to be in charge and unfortunately, he was never adequately trained and so he has been very much in charge for most of his life. It not true that you can’t teach old dogs new tricks. I believe that with the right family who has the love, time and patience to work with him he will be a gem of a guy and he enters his senior years.

He is a barker and a growler if he doesn’t like what you are asking him to do. To my knowledge, he has never bit anyone, but I have feared a time or two that he was going to nip. I think his bark is worse than his bite. He loses his mind when the mailman comes or if anyone dares to ring the bell.

He is groomed on a regular basis, but we do have to pay a little extra because like I said, he is cranky.

In all fairness to him, I don’t think he has had the easiest life. While he was loved, he didn’t get the attention or training that he needed.

For more information on this fine fellow contact Paula Joseph-JohnsonConnections: Tellington TTouch-Based Training for Pets & Their People
WTCARES Oklahoma volunteer